Leah Wool, mezzo-soprano
Courtesy photo Leah Wool’s 2013-2014 season includes a return to Boston Baroque as Minerva in Monteverdi’s Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the Wiener KammerOrchester under Mark Laycock, and a début with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra for Handel’s Messiah. Last season brought appearances with both Nashville Opera and Knoxville Opera as Angelina in La Cenerentola; Sacramento Opera and Piedmont Opera as Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia; and she bowed with the Utah Symphony at Deer Valley Music Festival.
In the 2011-2012 season, Wool returned to the San Francisco Symphony as the second mezzo-soprano in Debussy’s Le Martyre de St. Sébastien, bowed in Glass’ Kepler and in recital at Spoleto Festival USA, appeared with Gloria Musicae for Haydn’s Seven Last Words of Christ, performed with Portland’s prestigious Chamber Music Northwest, and sang Handel’s Messiah with both the Kansas City Symphony and the Cincinnati Symphony. Her 2010-2011 season included returns to Gotham Chamber Opera as the title role in Montsalvatge’s El gato con botas and Utah Opera as Hänsel in Hänsel und Gretel, Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia with Opéra Louisiane , and the Mother in Amahl and the Night Visitors with The Little Orchestra Society. Previous seasons include: Hänsel with Kentucky Opera, Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia with Knoxville Opera, Amadigi di Gaula with Boston Baroque, Isabella in L’italiana in Algeri with Utah Opera, and Betty in Flora at the Spoleto Festival USA.
Wool holds an Artist Diploma and Master of Music from Yale University and received her Bachelor of Music magna cum laude from Westminster Choir College.